Girardi is a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) trained professional for 21 years. Phil is currently sitting on the Board of Directors for the USTA Florida Section. Has held numerous postitions with organization including Recreation Chair, Collegiate Chair, District Director, Clinician to name a few. In 2012 he received the prestigeous "USTA Florida Merit Award" for his contribution to tennis.
Coach Girardi graduated from East Bay High School in Riverview where he began his tennis career. Phil went to college at State College of Florida. He played up to the open USTA Division and became a teaching pro in 1992.